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24 May 2017 description

UNESCO (Dakar, Headquarters and IICBA), the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), represented by its Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), organized a capacity-building workshop on prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E) in West Africa and the Sahel. This event took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 9 to 11 May 2017.

24 May 2017 description

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

24 May 2017 description
report Oxfam

Group of Seven leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, this week should take the lead in fighting famine and immediately fund nearly half ($2.9 billion) of the UN’s urgent appeal to avoid catastrophic hunger and more deaths, urged Oxfam today. Without an immediate and sweeping response, this crisis will spiral out of control.

Further delay will cost more lives.

24 May 2017 description

n the period 2013-16, more than 1.5 million people have converged towards Europe from across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Some seek asylum from conflict, violence and humanitarian need; others are migrant workers taking the opportunity of a confluence of political instabilities and circumstance that has made migration to Europe more affordable and accessible than ever before.

23 May 2017 description

Key Priorities

  • Protection monitoring, analysis and response

  • Community-based protection  Operationalizing the Tripartite Agreement and implementing the Return and Reintegration Strategy

  • Return monitoring  Registration and profiling

  • Supporting self-reliance activities  Access to Justice

  • Coordination of Protection Sector Working Groups at National and State levels

22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

22 May 2017 description

REQUIREMENTS: 271 million

FUNDING (1): 139 million

UNMET REQUIREMENTS 132 million

22 May 2017 description
report Afrique Verte

Synthèse par pays :

Au Niger, la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la hausse pour les céréales sèches et à la stabilité pour le riz. Les hausses sont observées pour le mil à Zinder (+17%), à Maradi (+16%), à Agadez (+15%), à Dosso (+10%), à Tillabéry (+6%) et à Niamey (+4%), pour le sorgho à Maradi (+20%), à Zinder (+10%), à Agadez et Niamey (+8%) et Dosso (+5%), et pour le maïs à Maradi (+15%), à Dosso et Agadez (+13%), à Niamey (+11%) et à Zinder et Tillabéry (+8%). Aucune baisse n’a été enregistrée sur aucun marché.

22 May 2017 description

LAKE CHAD CRISIS OVERVIEW

The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) is facing one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today; approximately 17 million people are affected by the conflict in the region1 . Since 2009, an area spanning four countries in Central and West Africa has been affected by the violence perpetrated by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.

In the ensuing years, the insurgency group has turned to violent attacks against local populations, causing an unprecedented protection crisis.

22 May 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report presents the case for improving the condition of the wetlands of the Sahel as part of a strategy to address human migration and its links to the degradation of land and water resources, poverty, conflict and climate change. We offer an analysis of the key trends and issues and their relevance to existing policy goals.

Wetlands and livelihoods in the Sahel

22 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) prepositioned Information Telecommunications Technology (ICT) equipment in Ngala, the second humanitarian hub.

  • A needs survey was launched jointly with the Logistics Sector to confirm the needs of the humanitarian organisations in the North-East Nigeria.

  • A 35-metre radio tower was deployed at the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) base camp in Maiduguri to improve the overall coverage of the security telecommunications network.

21 May 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Du 22 au 27 avril 2017, UNFPA Tchad, en partenariat avec UNHCR et avec l'appui du Bureau Régional d’UNFPA, a organisé un atelier de renforcement des capacités des acteurs humanitaires en matière de violence Basée sur le Genre, à Baga Sola. Les travaux ont été dirigés par la REGA (Regional Emergency GBV Advisor) pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre,
Madame Catherine Andela.,

20 May 2017 description

NEW YORK/NIAMEY, NIGER, MAY, 19 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams to Niger to contain a meningitis outbreak that has killed 179 people since the beginning of the year. Working closely with Niger’s Ministry of Public Health, MSF teams have vaccinated more than 358,800 people in the most affected areas while continuing to monitor at-risk areas and provide medical care to those affected by the disease.

19 May 2017 description

(N'djamena, 19 May 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of US $ 3.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for rapid response in the Lake Chad region. These funds will help provide vital humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of 40,000 people, largely former internally displaced people returning to their villages of origin, in island areas and villages south of Bol canton.

19 May 2017 description
report Oxfam

As famine takes hold in South Sudan and threatens to spread to northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, world leaders must immediately step up to fully fund the United Nations’ appeal for $6.3 billion. Of this amount, $4.9 billion is urgently needed by July for critical assistance, including health, food, nutrition, and water. If lives are to be saved, humanitarian agencies must be able to rapidly scale up and access people in need.